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Today's News

  • 2012 hopefuls filing for next election

    Candidates who intend to run on the 2012 primary or general ballot have begun filing their paperwork with Secretary of State Elaine Walker’s office in Frankfort. Qualified candidates will appear on the May 22 primary or the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Nov. 16, 2011

    NKADD completes downtown market study for city

    Northern Kentucky Area Development District representatives Shannon Ratterman and Meghan Sandfoss presented the completed downtown market study to Carrollton City Council Monday night. The city hired NKADD to conduct the study in December 2010 at a cost of $7,480.

    The completed study contains information on Carrollton’s socioeconomic profile, housing market, retail market conditions and results from the consumer market study.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Nov. 16, 2011

     Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 9-10, 2011, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

  • Haunting holiday
  • Kentucky Speedway season tickets, campsites go on sale Nov. 14

    Kentucky Speedway placed season tickets and campsites for its five NASCAR event 2012 campaign on sale Nov. 14. Tickets and campsites can be reserved at www.kentuckyspeedway.com, (859) 578-2300 and the speedway corporate offices at 1 Speedway Drive in Sparta, Ky., just off Interstate 71 Exit 57.

  • Eighth grade Panthers improve in loss to Owen

    The Carroll County Middle School eighth grade boys’ basketball team fell behind early in the first half and were not able to catch up to the offensive fire power of the Owen County Rebels. The team lost 44-20 Thursday at home.

    “Owen County might be the best team on our schedule,” head coach Jay Jones said. “They’re very talented. They’ve got all the right pieces.”

  • Parks & Rec softball clinic

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation holds its Winter Softball Fundamentals Clinic beginning Sunday, Nov. 20 at Kathryn Winn Primary School gymnasium.

    The clinic will be on Sundays through Jan. 29. There will be no clinic on holiday weekends.

    Times are: 5-6 p.m. for 8U (ages 7-8) and 6-7 p.m. For 10U (ages 9-10) and 12U (ages 11-12).

    Participants must bring a glove and bat (if they have one) every Sunday.

    If you have any questions, please call parks and pecreation at (502) 732-7029.

  • Seventh grade boys defeat Owen 44-37 on home court

    A 14-0 run out of halftime propelled the Carroll County Middle School seventh grade boys’ basketball team to a 44-37 victory over Owen County Thursday.

    Head coach Jesse McClure said his team started out a little slow and began to get sloppy when starting center Malachi Corbin got into foul trouble. The Panthers trailed 17-13 in the waning seconds of the first half when Evan McMahon threw up a half court shot at the buzzer that swished through the net.

  • Community has role in helping to battle drug abuse problem

  • Cook’s Pharmacy arrest made by Henry officials

    A bit of luck and some good, old-fashioned police work led to the arrest of the man who allegedly robbed Cook’s Pharmacy employees at gunpoint on Thursday, Nov. 3.

    Detective Danny Stivers with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that Brandon L. French, 31, of Bagdad was arrested Friday night, Nov. 11, while being held at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Stivers said after the robbery, he had contacted Officer Rodney Kidd of the Simpsonville Police Department, which had been investigating a similar crime there.